Code Red – Award Expiry Industrial Campaign

February 25, 2024

CODE RED – Award Expiry Industrial Campaign

As per Friday’s Sitrep, our Awards officially expire today, however, the Government has still failed to provide FRNSW with bargaining parameters, leaving negotiations at a stand-still.

As other avenues have failed to get the Government’s attention it’s time for us to stand up and make a statement regarding this absolute inaction by the Minns government, who seem to be on holiday while NSW professional firefighters continue our job of protecting the community.

Therefore, effectively immediately, all members are hereby instructed to commence taking part in the below actions:

  1. Effectively immediately all members are hereby instructed to immediately cease wearing FRNSW issued T-shirts/shirts while performing any work or duties for FRNSW and are instead to wear any other shirt including but not exclusive to union and/or industrial campaign t-shirts or Hawaiian Shirts.
  2. Effective immediately all Senior and Executive Officers are hereby instructed to not participate in any activity which would direct members to not participate in any of these activities or direct them to not comply with a Code Red and/or take any adverse action against an employee for their participation in these Code Reds.
  3. Effective immediately all members are hereby instructed to not participate in any activity that relates to discipline, counselling or any other activity which has an adverse impact on their employment where that activity is in relation to compliance with any Code Reds issued by the FBEU. Members are also instructed to not participate in any activity which would create a record of any other members participation in these code reds.

An information sheet with more details on each of the above campaigns, including important clarification around t-shirt fabric, is available by clicking here.

If any member is concerned that any of these activities pose a risk to your own health and safety, the safety of a colleague, or any member of the community, you should stop and contact us immediately.

Watch this space for further campaign activities coming. This is just a start. We will be escalating the longer the Government fails to meet our log of claims.


In Unity

Leighton Drury
State Secretary

Click here to download a printable version of this Code Red



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